Buddhist Studies

Buddhist studies, also known as Buddhology, is the academic study of Buddhism. The term Buddhology was coined in the early 20th-century by Estlin Carpenter – a Unitarian minister, to mean the "study of Buddhahood, the nature of the Buddha, and doctrines of a Buddha", but the terms Buddhology and Buddhist studies are generally synonymous in the contemporary context. According to William M. Johnston, in some specific contexts, Buddhology may be viewed as a subset of Buddhist studies, with a focus on Buddhist hermeneutics, exegesis, ontology and Buddha's attributes. Scholars of Buddhist studies focus on the history, culture, archaeology, arts, philology, anthropology, sociology, theology, philosophy, practices, interreligious comparative studies and other subjects related to Buddhism.

In contrast to the study of Judaism or Christianity, the field of Buddhist studies has been dominated by "outsiders" to Buddhist cultures and traditions. However, Japanese universities have also made major contributions, as have Asian immigrants to Western countries, and Western converts to Buddhism.

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Won Institute of Graduate Studies

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Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

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Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

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Robert T. and Charlotte F. Otten Scholarship

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Robert T. and Charlotte F. Otten Scholarship

Calvin College

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Asa Iokepa de Neeve Aloha Memorial Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

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Asa Iokepa de Neeve Aloha Memorial Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

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Catherine F. Vuozzo Scholarship

University of Maryland, College Park - College of Arts and Humanities

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Catherine F. Vuozzo Scholarship

University of Maryland, College Park - College of Arts and Humanities

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Barbara Ann Kloss Scholarship

Union County College

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Barbara Ann Kloss Scholarship

Union County College

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Wanninger Foundation Scholarship

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Wanninger Foundation Scholarship

Western Illinois University, Arts and Science

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Sublette County Artists' Guild Scholarship

University of Wyoming - College of Arts and Sciences

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Sublette County Artists' Guild Scholarship

University of Wyoming - College of Arts and Sciences

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Rev. and Mrs. H.J. Beaver Memorial Scholarship

Southern Nazarene University, School of Theology & Ministry

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Rev. and Mrs. H.J. Beaver Memorial Scholarship

Southern Nazarene University, School of Theology & Ministry

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Malcolm and Goldie Barnard Memorial Scholarship

Southern Nazarene University, School of Theology & Ministry

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Malcolm and Goldie Barnard Memorial Scholarship

Southern Nazarene University, School of Theology & Ministry

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Karl and Sue Roider Undergraduate Scholarship

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, College of Arts and Science

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Karl and Sue Roider Undergraduate Scholarship

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, College of Arts and Science

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